Plainville, Mass., Jan. 19, 1922
W. & D. Bowling League
The league has now entered the sec-
ond round with all serene on the hor-
izon. The way things are going now,
improving every day the league will
become an annual affair, and con-
trary to statement made in the last
article, it will become a yelping and
not howling success.
Team 4 is now the leader but even
Napoleon was beaten, and the rest
of the teams acknowledge no leader.
The last article stated that we were
watching the passing of Jessie Jill-
son, veteran bowler. That must have
got under his skin for he broke all
the records in the last match, Fran-
cis's high single of 122 being raised
by said Mr. Jillson to 133, and Clou-
tier's three string total of 307 to 346.
This is some bowling and it wasn't
confined to Jessie alone. His team
rolled 526 for a team single record,
and 1495 for team total record. The
rest of the teams had best watch this
aggregation, team No. 3, for they cut
a wide swath when pushed. The
standing of the teams, so far :
High Singfc, Jillson, Team 3, 133.
High 3-string total, Jillson, Team 3,
High ream single, Team 3, 526.
High tejp total. Team 3, 1495.
Booby single, Cheever, Team 2, 61.
Mr. Frank Browx
W. & D Soccer Banquet
Paw tucket Players and Quests
Wednesday, January 11, there
gathered together in the Whiting &
Davis Factory Restaurant some forty
Soccer and Sport enthusiasts on in-
vitation from Manager Lowe of the
Soccer Team to attend a "Feast"
gotten up by Chef Olsen and his as-
sistants, which merited the sincere
approval and thanks of those fortu-
nate enough to partake of his art.
After the tables were cleared,
Toastmaster Frank Brown opened
the entertainment of the program by
calling upon Mr. Ernest Savage to be
the pianist of the evening. After a
pittto selection, which received much
^epplause, those present were called
••upon in turn by the toastmaster to
* give a few remarks relative to the
sports program in general, and the
soccer team in particular. The speak-
ers, one and all were unanimous in
their praise of the work Manager
Lowe had accomplished in rounding
into shape a bunch of green pi avers
and making it possible for the Whit-
ing & Davis team to stand fourth in
the league against ten other teams,
most of whom were experienced Soc-
cer players. Mr. Sturgis Rice, when
called upon said that he was pleased
to convex to those assembled a word
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Local Bank Helps Xmas Club.
P. S. £ L. Association Busy.
By Harry B. Rowan
Through the efforts of Mr. C. A.
Whiting and Mr. Mulvey of the Man-
ufacturers' National Bank, the Xmas
Savings Club started by that institu-
tion, was given a big boost on Wed-
nesday at noon, January 4th, when
115 new members subscribed at the
factory office. Mr. E. Roger Sher-
man of the bank staff, was present
and received the deposits. He will be
at the same location every pay day in
the future from 12 to 1 p. m.
Due to the registering of the ap-
plication cards and the giving out of
the books, more time was taken than
will be necessary from now on when
deposits are passed in with Club Hook
the book being stamped and returned
to the depositor.
By joining the Xmas Club and pay-
ing a small amount each week when
the employee receives his pay, he is
enabled to have sufficient spending
money for Xmas. Checks are sent
out by the bank to Club members on
December 10th, covering the deposits
The special feature which appeals
to Whiting & Davis employees is the
depositing of their money pay day at
the factory. This, of course, the bank
is willing to do on account of the
number of employees who are deposi-
Mr. Byron S. Gardiner, President
of the Plainville Savings and Loan
Association, has been very successful
in selling more than 'MM) new shares in
the 43rd Series which are open until
February 10th. A large proportion
of these shares were taken by Whit-
ing & Davis employees who have tak-
en this method of permanent saving.
The Association which was organ-
ized in 1880 has been very successful,
and paid 5 per cent interest com-
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by Employee? of Whiting & Davis Co.
Editor . . H. B. Rowax
ylssociate Editors _
Haitie Goodwin ' Middleboro
Frances Peuuimau )
ROGER W. BABSON OX BUSI-
Rita A Drams
So I'd Mesh Dept.
Unsol'd Mesh Dept.
OUR PRESIDENT'S TIME CLOCK
Didn't know he had one, did you?
Thought all Mr. Whiting has to do
was to eome in when he pleases and
put on his hat and go out when he
feels like it.
Not so ! Not a bit not so ! Our presi-
dent punches a time clock. You have
not seen it because he carries it with
him. It might be called by several
names: Duty. Conscience. Determin-
ation : but we think the best of these
is Conscience. Inclination may sug-
■ a pleasure trip, but a glance at
his time clock, Conscience, shows that
there are yet ahead many hours of
labor if faith is to be kept with those
of us who are keeping faith with him.
be buckles down to work although
the accepted hours of work for most
of us already may have been far ex-
iled. Our president's time clock
has a twenty-four hour dial and if
you were permitted to examine its
records you would find often as many
evidences of work "after hours" as
during the usual period of effort.
Without his time clock called Con-
science it would be easy to •"call it a
day" when the wheels ceased to whirl.
But there is more than a matter of
dollars and cents devolving upon the
president, our own or any man who
lias a right To the title. That matter is
the welfare through continued em-
ployment of those who have enlisted
under him. A good president is like
a good genera] — he safeguards as far
as p o s si ble those with whose command
he has been intrusted.
It may he the movies for them after
boon : but for the president ! His time
clock goes tieking on until finally
Conscience strikes the hour when all's
done that can and should be and the
ord of another dav is written.
The Wadco Ad-Man.
The expert statistician of Wellesley
Hills, in an address on '"The Busi-
ness Outlook for 1922." given in Tre-
mont Temple. Boston, under the au-
spices of the Pilgrim Publicity Asso-
ciation, stated that while in New
England, we have passed the worst of
the depression and are now marching
on the road to prosperity, that it (de-
pression) was now at its height in the
(urn Belt of the Middle West, and
has affected the Pacific Coast only
Mr. Babson would like to see stealdy
business replace our excited periods
of prosperity, and profiteering, there-
by automatically doing away with/the
hard times which always follow such
periods, for as he pointed out. every-
thing is done in cycles, which are
forever turning to the will of that
great economic law of action and re-
action. During the final days of de-
pression such as we have passed
through, thrift, honesty, efficiency
and righteousness develop in their
turn. Replacing the evil factors of
dishonesty, inefficiency and profiteer-
ing of the preceding era of prosper-
With regard to advertising, Mr.
Babson declared that it is sad to con-
template the undoubted fact that the
average manufacturer advertises, not
when he most needs business, but
when he has plenty of money and his
organization is straining to keep up
with incoming orders.
The man who has the best interests
of the country at heart will advertise
Think you Whiting & Davis adver-
tising appropriate? It would seem to
1 e in line at least with the speaker's
views on the subject.
YOCR INCOME TAN
Once again we have to think of
taxes. Fortunate, indeed are we who
bave someone delegated from the of-
fice to do this work for us. It pie-
no one to sit down and take the time
necessary to wrestle with the Income
Tax questions as printed on the
Blanks, and when we can shift this
burden onto other shoulders, we
greatly appreciate it. A vote of
thanks is surely due Mr. Whiting and
those he has chosen to do the work.
February 1st or thereabouts the work
will commence. ■,
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• from Mr. ('. A Whiting, who was un-
able to be present U<- wanted the
h< ys to know he was pleased at the
fine showing the team, had made and
that in this as in other sportsand un-
dertakings they had his hearty sup-
port and hest wish's and hoped for a
continuance of the good work.
Tommy Taylor accompanied by tin-
pianist sang several songs which
called forth much applause from tin-
Richard Berk- ley also gave piano-
The Toas' master, as the evening
went on. arose to announce the dis-
appointment of Manager Lowe and
the team at the non-appearance of in-
vited guests from Pawtucket, which
was due to the extremely bad weather
of the evening, and the fear that they
would not be able to get back to Paw-,
tucket that night.
The Teas- master appointed as a
Booster Committee the Editor of the
"Wadco" News. Horace Cheever,
S unr.s Rice. Ed. Herlin and Gene
Manchester, to work with and provide
a little nu re pep to the Athletic Af
ciation. The aim of this committee
will be to stir up and render the sup-
port which our team merits and
Manager Lowe gave an interesting
talk on the team, taking each man
and givieg his views on their g'
qualities and weaknesses. He- ended
by making a strong plea for support-
to the team a - d he wanted to
see the rooters turn out to encQnn
Captain Savage said he was pleased
with team for it was a niighty good
team, and all were hard workers, the
league standing showing this, and he
was confident that if the players all
showed up at the games, n^khcr ag-
gregation could trim them.
The good time of the e/e^fcg closed
y all those 'present .ioinine in and
fnging. After that — three hearty
cheers were given for the Whiting &
1 — Fairlawt. Rovers'.
2 — Sa^(PHeart.
3 1 le Rovers.
4 — Whiting & Davis.
5 — Potter &|Johnson,
6— Ashton Rovers,
7 — Fenner A. C.
-— Taft .A. C,
9— Bennett A. <\.
10 — Broadwav.
Points: Win counts 2:
Tie Game 1.
''AUTO SALES a la CURB"
On coming out one noon time, quite
recently from the factory many em-
ployees were surprised at the array of
demo? stration cars parked in front of
the factory. Xo reason could be as-
cribed for the display, but that the
enterprising automobile dealer was
aware of the fact that the Whitinjr &
Davis Company, through many yeans,
lias acquired a reputation second to
none in the matter of steady employ-
ment, and good wages paid. These
lakcii in conjunction with the number
of employees makes for good pros-
Jan. 6, 1922
Bar Silver in London down l/8d at
34-3 4d. New York price for dom s-
tic bar silver was 99;V8c per oz. Thje
Mint price "fSr i'ii" silver un-
changed at 64 7/Hc.
Range of prices for silver bullion
during the y- ar 1921 :
London— Hjiest; 43 3/8d Sept
lowest, 30lr8d. Mar. .1.
New York— Highest 73 3/8c
lowest, 52 3/Sc Mar. 6.
1920 — year range :
Londop— Highest, 89 1/Sd.
lowest, 38 3/8d; Dm-. 10.
New Yorb— Highest, $1.37 ^an
lowest, "9 l/4c. Dec 10
"Judge," said the prisoner. "I m
"That may be,"' said the judge.
"but you'll get your hearing in the
MANY. MESH BAOS SHOWN IN
The stores have shown a greater
variety for the Chrislmas trade than
they have for a long time. This seems
to be the case all over Canada for in
conversation with a manufacturer
he said :
Business with us has been very
good particularly for the last four
months and at the present time or-
ders on hand are about double what
they were this time last year; and we
have in consequence been obliged to
employ a number of extra hands, said
the head of a large fancy hand bag
house, when interviewed by Women's
Wear. While business has been good
and orders coming in well we have
had to give close attention to the sell-
ing end, have also done more adver-
tising than formerly. We feel that
as most of the stocks were low and
that as a rule most of them have been
cautious in placing new stocks, that
they should move a good portion dur-
ing the Holiday season and should
be in the market to replenish slocks
early in 1922.
We put on the market in June a new
\rvy much nicer, line of "roods than
any we had before attempted and find
that the demand for these goods has
greatly exceeded our expectations. We
have already received some orders for
1922 delivery and this with other in-
dications leads ns to believe that we
can look forward with considerable
confidence to good business for the
Continuous employment is more
desired than the haphazard kind.
Many homes have been bui!t by
members in the past, who consider
it a very efficient way to get one of
your own. Whv not start now?
EXTENSIVE ALTERATIONS IX
THE BAG PRODUCTION I) KPT.
As we believe that each and every-.
one in the Soldered and Unsoldered
Departments contributes to make an
excellent organization; our policy is to
obtain the best working conditions
possible; as a result we are making
one large enclosed crib for the clerical
and inspection forces of the two de-
partments as well as a stock room for
goods in process.
The Lamson carriers just installed
enable us to keep a steady flow of
ba^s to the Coloring Department in-
stead of waiting to accumulate a
truck load as previously. This means
Our automatic cutting machine,
are to be located permanently now
with room to receive additional ma-
chines from time to time as they are
turned over by the Tool Department.
Someone asked "How many people
will those machines throw out of
work?" We don't anticipate letting
anyone go on that account Tie
machines are onr only salvation to get
the costs down to meet the stiff com-
petition we are now facing. Lower
priced bags or better bags for
money are the only means to get or-
ders and it's orders that keep us here.
If someone else is to get those or-
ders then we are out of luck but we
feel confident that we can successfully
meet the changed conditions and keep
going merrily on.
An old saying runs "When worms
are scarce does a hen stop scratch-
ing?" Not by a darn sight. She
scratches all the harder. That's us.
Of course you all know we want
100 percent co-operation from every
one and constructive criticisms as well
as suggestions are always welcomed.
.Most of the improvements that have
been made came from that source.
Mgr. Sol. & CJnsol. Dept.
FELLOW MANAGERS AND
I wish to express my sincere thanks
to those who contributed to, and ar-
ranged for, the beautiful floral piece
sent to the funeral of my father in
Fayville. Mass. The kindly action
and the spirit that prompted it an
very deepy appreciated by myself and
family; sister and brother.
Walter K. Collins,
Foreign Shipping Dept
CAUGHT IN THE MESH
ARE BUSINESS PROSPECTS
RELIEF ASSOCIATION NEWS
We'll say yes. — with three large
department store buyers caliing at
the factory in one week to look over
our line of bags. It's not sentiment
that brings them to Plainville, but
good keen business acumen that
prompts these men to be ever watch-
ful of the new things turned out by
the "Whiting & Davis Co.
They have been pleased to state
that the business done by their houses
in 1921 has been the greatest ever —
the reason they ascribe is "Going af-
ter it," "Keeping at it," and not
waiting for business to come.
Let us all carry on with the same
determination and we shall have few
regrets regarding 1922.
Ayer is not as-
sociated with "Ay-
but from the "Ay-
er" around her we
know she is using
Xmas Gift from
the girls of the Un-
ment, a "cut glass powder and perfume
set." Her 12 years' experience on mesh
makes her a valuable f orelady for Whit-
ing & Davis Co.
who was unfortu-
nate enough to be
in an auto acci-
dent a few weeks
ago wishes to
thank the girls of
the soldered and
ments for their
kindness in re-
membering her. The young lady suf-
fered a broken collar bone due to the
accident. Her shopmates miss her from
her work for she is a very pleasant and
agreeable girl. She is also a very good
worker for her department.
Mrs. Agnes Mc-
"Tutie" has been
with us only a year
but is holding
down her job with
much credit. Chief
Inspector is her
job in the Solder-
ed Department. As
for being a sport, fox hunting is a hobby
with her. Likes to follow the hounds.
The Board of Directors of the
Whiting & Davis Co. Relief Associa-
tion met a week ago last night, plans
were made, and committees appoint-
ed for the Annual Meeting which it
was voted should take place Jan. 23,
Monday at 6 o 'clock with a banquet in
the Factory Restaurant. The ban-
quet committee and Chef Olsen are
now busy with a menu that should
please an epicure.
The banquet over, a business meet-
ing is to be held at which reports will
be read and officers elected.
Next on the program will be Whist
for those who care to play. At 8 o'-
clock all who wish to dance will ad-
journ to the Town Hall where the
Dance committee have a real treat in
store in Wilds Orchestra of Provi-
dence, which is considered one of the
best in its line. Many will recall the
good time we all had last year. The
committee are striving to make it even
better this year. Let's Go.
The following Committees were ap-
Banquet Committee. — Mrs. H.
Hooper, Erwin Sylvia. H. Lanphier.
Dance Committee. — Mrs. M. Casey,
J. O. Gagnon, Chas. Quirk.
Tickets. — Minna Simpson, B. S.
Gardiner, F. Gaddes.
Whist Committee — Hattie Coombs,
Hilda Kriegle, Ed. Osterholm.
PERSONAL CONTACT FACTOR
Mr. Frank Roddy is a new arrival
at the bench in Department A. He
comes to work on the new line of
sterling bags. Frank is well known
hereabouts, at one time doin°r quite
a bit of singing. We are pleased to
welcome and extend to him our best
Dan Quirk, assistant foreman in
the Service Branch is proud and
pleased with the girls who work with
him. Personally he thinks them a
Wanted: A man in the Service
Branch Office who seldom speaks, by
a girl who can talk enough for both.
Call on Laura Jacobs, if interested.
Miss Helen Coughlin wants every-
one to know that from now on her
name is Nellie and not Helen.
Lillian Bryden says her idea of a
perfect man is somebody her own age,
somebody her own size and a Baptist.
The salesman with original meth-
ods of selling his merchandise and
with the ability to find new channels
of distribution is in great demand
just now, when so many men of the
selling profession who allowed them-
selves to get soft during the war and
post war period are failing to produce
orders. The day of the swivel chair
salesman is definitely at an end, from
all accounts, and even the heads of
big businesses are themselves ventur-
ing forth with sample cases to see
what they can accomplish in the way
of bringing in sales.
Coombs came to
work for Whiting
& Davis Co. 15
years ago when the
bags turned out
did not look much
like our newer
ones. Hattie has
knowledge of her
work and has the mental qualifications
to design as well as execute the new
creations. She is a pillar of strength
to her department and a favorite wi h
all. Also takes much interest in needle-
work. There is only one thing Hattie
likes better than designing bags and
that is picking Huckleberries.
Meet Miss Flora
Cote who is em-
ployed in the Un-
Dept. Her 14 years
experience at this
kind of work
makes us feel
proud to know
her. » Besides she
is an accomplished
builder, taking a great pleasure in erect-
ing such things as chicken coops, stables
and a garage. Not many so capable as
Meet Mabel Cssey
Dicture taken down
at Oak Bluffs Ma-
bel has charge of
the fish-scale me^h
she may not know
much about scal-
ing fish, she is right
there on fish scale
bags, having been with us since 1915.
Mabel is a mighty conscientious work-
er and very well thought of through-
out the factory.